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Youth Volunteers and Young Professionals Give a Day of Service in Honor of MLK Jr. Day

SAN JOSE, CA – January 17, 2013 - Life’s most persistent question, Dr. King once asked, is what are you doing for others?

This Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, American Red Cross Silicon Valley youth volunteers and Club Red young professional members will be out helping our community by visiting homes in the Silicon Valley and talking to residents about disaster preparedness.

Over 70 local volunteers will be participating in community disaster education events and distribute door hangers while participating in a scavenger hunt on Monday, January 21 from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

High schools participating in distributing the disaster preparedness door hangers include: Evergreen Valley, Lynbrook, Parker, Monta Vista, Cupertino and Silver Creek. The teams will talk with residents and leave them with disaster preparedness information about fire and earthquake safety and how to build a disaster kit for a family.

Youth volunteers will also hold disaster preparedness presentations in the following locations:

  • Saint Maria Goretti Parish Church: 685 Singleton Road, San Jose, CA 95111
  • Evergreen Valley High School: 3300 Quimby Avenue, San Jose CA 95148
  • The American Red Cross Silicon Valley’s Club Red is compromised of young professional in their 20s and 30s who support their local Red Cross by networking, fundraising and participating in service activities such as MLK Jr. Day.

    On Monday, January 21, members will also work in teams to distribute disaster preparedness materials to San Jose neighborhoods while participating in a Red Cross related scavenger hunt starting at 1:00 p.m. Volunteers will then regroup at 3:30 p.m. at the Sonoma Chicken Coop on 200 E. Campbell Ave., Campbell, CA to compare results to win prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place and socialize. If you would like to participate, please register at by Friday, January 18, 2013. If you would like to volunteer or have additional questions, please email

    About American Red Cross Silicon Valley Chapter

    The American Red Cross Silicon Valley Chapter is a non-profit, humanitarian organization that depends on the generous contributions of time and money from Santa Clara County residents and companies to provide services and programs that help our community prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies. For more information on disaster preparedness, health and safety classes, volunteer opportunities, and financial contributions, visit our website at or call us at 1-877-727-6771. You may also find us on Facebook and Twitter.

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